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1. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.1
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82 Metascore

Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 208,536 | Gross: $170.69M

2. The Great Gatsby (1974)

PG | 144 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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43 Metascore

A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black

Votes: 22,713

3. Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 27 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Z is a biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant ... See full summary »

Stars: Christina Ricci, David Hoflin, Kristine Nielsen, David Strathairn

Votes: 3,249

4. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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66 Metascore

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 8,524 | Gross: $7.63M

5. The Newton Boys (1998)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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57 Metascore

The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, owing to their good planning and minimal violence.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 10,026 | Gross: $10.30M

6. The Sun Also Rises (1957)

Approved | 130 min | Drama

6.3
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A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920s France and Spain.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 1,977

7. Cavalcade (1933)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.8
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The triumphs and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 4,242 | Gross: $7.63M

8. The Great Gatsby (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married cousin Daisy Buchanan and her former love, nouveau riche Jay Gatsby.

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Toby Stephens, Paul Rudd, Martin Donovan

Votes: 1,669

9. 'Round Midnight (1986)

R | 133 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A troubled, but talented musician flees the US to escape his problems, finding refuge and support in Paris.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet, Gabrielle Haker, Sandra Reaves-Phillips

Votes: 4,437 | Gross: $3.27M

10. Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, Matthew Broderick, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 4,134 | Gross: $2.14M

11. The Great Gatsby (1926)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson, Neil Hamilton, Georgia Hale

12. The Great Gatsby (1949)

91 min | Drama

6.6
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A Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 620

13. Three on a Match (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joan Blondell, Warren William, Ann Dvorak, Bette Davis

Votes: 3,157

14. The Far Side of Paradise (1976)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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At the beginning of WW2, Liviu, a Romanian count, and his wife Julia come to live on an uninhabited tropical island, where they hope to escape the war and their past. They bring with them ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Max von Sydow, Jorge Luke

Votes: 205

15. Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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This musical is based on four short stories by Damon Runyon. In one tale, gambler Feet Samuels (Randy Quaid) sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense Hathaway (Madonna) ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Brookner | Stars: Josef Sommer, Madonna, Tony Azito, Jennifer Grey

Votes: 1,102 | Gross: $0.04M

16. The Tender Hook (2008)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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The story is about Iris' rise to the apex of a love/power triangle that includes her roguish English lover McHeath and Art, an earnest young boxer. Within the flawed moral landscape, each character struggles to establish their sovereignty.

Director: Jonathan Ogilvie | Stars: Rose Byrne, Tyler Coppin, John Batchelor, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 465

17. The Scar of Shame (1927)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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An educated, upscale young black musician marries a woman from a lower socioeconomic class to get her out of the clutches of her stepfather, who beats and abuses her. However, once he "... See full summary »

Director: Frank Peregini | Stars: Harry Henderson, Norman Johnstone, Ann Kennedy, Lucia Lynn Moses

Votes: 273

18. Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

6.8
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A flapper who's secretly a good girl and a gold digging floozy masquerading as an ingénue both vie for the hand of a millionaire.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Nils Asther, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 1,470 | Gross: $0.76M

19. Words and Music (1929)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Music

5.3
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Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Lois Moran, Tom Patricola, David Percy, Helen Twelvetrees

Votes: 55

20. Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 45 min | Drama

6.8
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Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Veronica Cartwright, Bud Cort, Lane Binkley

Votes: 334

21. Children of Divorce (1927)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn't marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents'. Complications ensue.

Directors: Frank Lloyd, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, Gary Cooper, Einar Hanson

Votes: 196

22. Only Yesterday (1933)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A one-night fling during World War I results in a young girl getting pregnant. Years later, she meets him again. Now a successful businessman, he doesn't even remember her, but tries to seduce her.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, John Boles, Edna May Oliver, Billie Burke

Votes: 304

23. Margie (1946)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.2
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A woman reminisces about her teenage years in the 1920s, when she fell in love with her teacher.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Glenn Langan, Lynn Bari, Alan Young

Votes: 693

24. The Affairs of Anatol (1921)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Socialite Anatol Spencer seeks a better relation that he has with his wife. He sets up the friend of his youth Emilie in an apartment only to have her two-time him. He comforts the near ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Wallace Reid, Gloria Swanson, Wanda Hawley, Theodore Roberts

Votes: 1,196

25. The Blot (1921)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The Professor dispenses the wisdom of the ages and does not make a living wage. The sons of the rich and powerful are students lacking any motivation. The next door neighbor of the ... See full summary »

Director: Lois Weber | Stars: Philip Hubbard, Margaret McWade, Claire Windsor, Louis Calhern

Votes: 474

26. King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.7
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The story of flamboyant Prohibition-era gangster, gambler and bootlegger Arnold Rothstein.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: David Janssen, Dianne Foster, Jack Carson, Diana Dors

Votes: 216

27. Our Modern Maidens (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Comedy

6.0
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A flapper charms a diplomat to procure her fiancé a career opportunity, while the fiancé starts a relationship with her best friend.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Joan Crawford, Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Anita Page

Votes: 570

28. Orchids and Ermine (1927)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A telephone operator at an opulent hotel falls in love with a young man who turns out to be a rich oil millionaire.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Colleen Moore, Jack Mulhall, Sam Hardy, Gwen Lee

Votes: 115

29. Party Girl (1930)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.3
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Jay Rountree, son of a wealthy manufacturer and young, rising businessman, gets caught up in a web involving an escort service or 'party girls.' While eluding the wily Diana Holster, the ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jeanette Loff, Judith Barrie, Marie Prevost

Votes: 185

30. Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

6.7
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In 1923, two young ladies depart unescorted for a tour of Europe, meeting two eligible men aboard ship. Their great naivety and efforts to seem grown-up lead them into many comic misadventures.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Gail Russell, Diana Lynn, Charles Ruggles, Dorothy Gish

Votes: 142

31. Montana Moon (1930)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.6
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While returning to Montana from a fling in New York, wealthy Joan Prescott leaves the train, intending to return to the big city. She runs into handsome cowboy Larry and gets engaged. On ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Ricardo Cortez

Votes: 387

32. The American Venus (1926)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy

7.5
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Mary Gray, whose father manufactures cold cream, is engaged to sappy Horace Niles, the son of Hugo Niles, the elder Gray's most competitive rival in the cosmetics business. Chip Armstrong, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Esther Ralston, Lawrence Gray, Ford Sterling, Fay Lanphier

Votes: 27

33. Flaming Youth (1923)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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An ingenue becomes a bob-haired flapper and enters into a ménage-à-trois with her mother's lover amid the sexual revolution of the Jazz Age.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Colleen Moore, Milton Sills, Elliott Dexter, Sylvia Breamer

Votes: 49

34. Our Blushing Brides (1930)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.1
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Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one,... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 563

35. Her Wedding Night (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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An American movie star vacationing in France gets mixed up with a songwriter, mistaken identity, and winds up married to someone she doesn't know.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Clara Bow, Ralph Forbes, Charles Ruggles, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

Votes: 33

36. Young Man of Manhattan (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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Two flappers (Claudette Colbert and Ginger Rogers) try to get their newspaper reporter boyfriends to pay attention to them.

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Norman Foster, Ginger Rogers, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 113

37. Born Reckless (1930)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, War

5.4
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Hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, a judge sentences a notorious gangster to fight in the war.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Catherine Dale Owen, William Harrigan, Marguerite Churchill

Votes: 314

38. Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Lila Beaumont is an understudy in a Broadway musical. Her boyfriend, George Shelby, arrives in New York hoping to take Lila back home with him to marry. George buys a majority interest in ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: John Breeden, Lola Lane, DeWitt Jennings, Sharon Lynn

Votes: 8

39. Ella Cinders (1926)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis, Doris Baker

Votes: 872

40. Close Harmony (1929)

Passed | 70 min | Musical, Romance

7.0
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Directors: John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, Harry Green, Jack Oakie

Votes: 21

41. Playing Around (1930)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.1
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New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a dull marriage when she meets a rich playboy who has money to burn and places to go. She gets involved with the playboy and never ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Alice White, Chester Morris, William Bakewell, Richard Carlyle

Votes: 176

42. Love 'Em and Leave 'Em (1926)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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The tale of two sisters with the older one pledged to look after the younger one that transpires between a department store, NYC's Central Park and a boarding house. THe older one is the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray, Louise Brooks, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 197

43. Wolfblood (1925)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.7
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After wolf blood transfusion, man thinks he's becoming a wolf.

Directors: George Chesebro, Bruce Mitchell | Stars: George Chesebro, Roy Watson, Milburn Morante, Frank Clark

Votes: 232

44. Ladies of the Mob (1928)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A dead criminal's daughter falls in love with a small-time crook and tries to get him to reform before he winds up like her father.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clara Bow, Richard Arlen, Helen Lynch, Mary Alden

Votes: 21

45. New York Nights (1929)

82 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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A chorus girl with marital woes is pursued by a gangster.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, John Wray, Lilyan Tashman

Votes: 135

46. Fascinating Youth (1926)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.4
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Playboy Teddy Ward wants to marry Jeannie King, an artist, but his father wants him to marry Loris Lane, but tells Teddy he can marry whom he pleases if he will make the Mountain Inn a ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Ivy Harris, Jack Luden, Roland Drew

Votes: 17

47. Half Marriage (1929)

Passed | 68 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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A young couple marries in secret. Judy's afraid her parents won't approve of Dick and she'll lose her generous allowance. Her parents bring her home from the city where she's been studying ... See full summary »

Director: William J. Cowen | Stars: Olive Borden, Morgan Farley, Ken Murray, Ann Greenway

Votes: 108

48. Naughty Baby (1928)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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A cloak room girl (Alice White) falls for a rich boy who may not actually be rich.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Alice White, Jack Mulhall, Thelma Todd, Doris Dawson

Votes: 19

49. Mother Knows Best (1928)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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A stage-actress mother and her daughter in a battle-of-wills in a "don't do this, daughter" and "don't do that, daughter" story of youthful folly and over-zealous parental devotion.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Madge Bellamy, Louise Dresser, Barry Norton, Albert Gran

50. Hit the Deck (1929)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Looloo (Polly Walker), owner of a seaside coffee shop, falls in love with sailor Bilge Smith, who is on shore leave, but her sudden wealth sabotages the romance.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Jack Oakie, Polly Walker, Roger Gray, Franker Woods

Votes: 12



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